Study overviews

Mobile phone related articles are

Epidemiological studies on mobile communications

324 studies in total
  1. 118 studies
  2. 99 studies
  3. 90 studies
  4. 46 studies
  5. 17 studies

Hypersensitivity/well-being/subjective complaints 90 studies in total

Authors Year Study type Study group Observation period Study location Endpoints Parameters
Bortkiewicz A et al. 2012 cross-sectional study men, women, ≥ 18 years not stated Poland headache, impaired memory, dermal changes, depression, fatigue, irritation, circulatory systoms, vertigo, mental discomfort, visual disorders, hearing problems, loss of appetite, nausea, sleep disturbances, health status mobile communications, mobile phone base station, residential
Frei P et al. 2012 cohort study, prospective cohort study men, women, 30–60 years 2008, follow-up in 2009 Switzerland non-specific health symptoms (e.g., headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, lack of energy or concentration) and tinnitus mobile communications, mobile phone, mobile phone base station, DECT, cordless phone, W-LAN/WiFi, Radio/TV transmitter, personal
Mortazavi SM et al. 2011 cross-sectional study children, 6–16 years not stated Iran headache, myalgia, palpitation, fatigue, tinnitus, concentration problems, attention problems, nervousness mobile phone, mobile communications, cordless phone, PC/TV monitor
Alazawi SA 2011 cross-sectional study men, women, 18–66 years May - June 2010 Iraq headaches, fatigue, depressive tendencies, irritability, feeling of discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, difficulties in concentration, memory loss, visual disturbances, hearing disturbances, dizziness, cardiovascular problems, lowering of libido, nervousness, sleep disturbances mobile phone base station, mobile communications, residential
Chu MK et al. 2011 cross-sectional study men, women, 21–25 years 2005 Korea headache mobile phone, CDMA, mobile communications, personal
Tseng MMC et al. 2011 cross-sectional study men, ≥ 18 years August 2007 Taiwan electromagnetic hypersensitivity mobile communications, mobile phone, mobile phone base station, 50/60 Hz, power transmission line, EMF general
Baliatsas C et al. 2011 cross-sectional study men, women, ≥ 18 years 2006 The Netherlands non-specific physical symptoms mobile phone base station, mobile communications, power transmission line, residential
Heinrich S et al. 2011 cross-sectional study children, 8–17 years 2006 - 2007 Germany chronic symptoms over the last 6 months: headache, irritation, nervousness, dizziness, fatigue, and fear, sleep disturbances mobile phone, digital mobile phone, mobile phone base station, GSM, UMTS, mobile communications, RF field, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, residential, personal
Röösli M et al. 2010 cohort study, prospective cohort study men, women, 30–60 years 2008, follow-up in 2009 Switzerland daytime sleepiness, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, headache, tinnitus mobile communications, mobile phone, mobile phone base station, cordless phone, W-LAN/WiFi, Radio/TV transmitter, residential, personal
Heinrich S et al. 2010 cross-sectional study children, 8–17 years 2006 - 2008 Germany headache, irritation, nervousness, dizziness, fatigue and concentration problems mobile phone, mobile phone base station, GSM, UMTS, mobile communications, RF field, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, residential, personal
Eger H et al. 2010 survey men, women, ≥ 18 years January 2009 Germany depression, headache, cerebral symptoms, joint illnesses, infections, skin changes, dizziness, cardiovascular symptoms, disorders of the optical and acoustic sensory systems, nosebleed, hormonal disorders, gain and loss of weight, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, sleep disturbances mobile communications, mobile phone base station, DECT, residential
Hutter HP et al. 2010 case-control study men, women, 16–80 years Nov 2003 - Nov 2004 Austria tinnitus mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Breckenkamp J et al. 2010 cross-sectional study men, women, 15–71 years March - August 2006 Germany headache, health complaints, mental, and physical health, sleep disturbances, risk perception (not concerned, concerned, attributed own adverse health effects to base stations) mobile communications, digital mobile phone, mobile phone base station, GSM, UMTS, TETRA/TETRAPOL, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, TV broadcast (VHF/UHF), FM broadcast (UKW), residential
Mohler E et al. 2010 cross-sectional study men, women, 30–60 years May 2008 Switzerland sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness mobile communications, mobile phone, mobile phone base station, GSM, TETRA/TETRAPOL, RF field, DECT, cordless phone, W-LAN/WiFi, TV broadcast (VHF/UHF), FM broadcast (UKW), residential, personal
Milde-Busch A et al. 2010 cross-sectional study children, 13–17 years not stated Germany headache (migraine, tension-type headache, miscellaneous headache) mobile communications, digital mobile phone, personal
Johansson A et al. 2010 cross-sectional study men, women December 2005 - April 2006 Sweden sleep disturbances, dizziness, discomfort, concentration, memory loss, fatigue, headaches, warmth behind/around ear, warmth on ear, burning skin, tingling/tightness, tinnitus, numbness, anxiety, depression, somatization, exhaustion and stress mobile phone, mobile communications, magnetic field, 50/60 Hz, PC/TV monitor, other domestic appliance, personal
Augner C et al. 2009 survey men, women, 18–67 years not stated Austria electromagnetic hypersensitivity, EMF-health concerns; biological parameters alpha-amylase, cortisol, immunoglobulin A, and substance P mobile phone base station, mobile communications, residential
Korpinen LH et al. 2009 survey men, women, 18–65 years October 2002 Finland pain in several joints and back, sleep disturbances, self-reported physical symptoms: headache, earache, warmth sensations, skin symptoms, depression, exhaustion at work, substance addiction, anxiety or fear situations mobile phone, mobile communications, personal
Berg-Beckhoff G et al. 2009 cross-sectional study men, women, 15–71 years March - August 2006 Germany headaches, health complaints, mental, and physical health, sleep disturbances, risk perception (not concerned, concerned, attributed own adverse health effects to base stations) mobile communications, mobile phone base station, GSM, UMTS, TETRA/TETRAPOL, Bluetooth, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, TV broadcast (VHF/UHF), FM broadcast (UKW), DVB-T, residential
Blettner M et al. 2009 cross-sectional study men, women, 14–69 years 2004 Germany concerns; health complaints e.g. cognition problems, pain, sleeping problems, skin reactions, gastrointestinal affections, visual problems mobile communications, mobile phone base station, residential
Khan MM 2008 survey men, women not given Saudi-Arabia chronic headache, impaired concentration, impaired memory, fatigue, hearing problem, skin disease, warmth around the ear, sleeplessness, self-rated health condition, relation of symptoms to mobile phone use mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Söderqvist F et al. 2008 cross-sectional study men, women, 15–19 years October 2005 Sweden sleep disturbances, health symptoms such as tiredness, stress, headache, anxiety, and concentration difficulties mobile communications, digital mobile phone, GSM, UMTS, NMT, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, personal, also other exposures without EMF
Thomas S et al. 2008 cross-sectional study men, women, 18–65 years January 2005 - August 2006 Germany headache, neurological symptoms (e.g., tinnitus), cardiovascular symptoms (e.g., tachycardia), concentration problems, fatigue, sleep disturbances mobile communications, digital mobile phone, mobile phone base station, GSM, UMTS, DECT, W-LAN/WiFi, personal
Davidson HC et al. 2007 survey men, women, 18–30 years not given United Kingdom hearing, tinnitus, and balance difficulties mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Schüz J et al. 2007 cohort study men, women, ≥ 18 years January 1982 - December 1995, followed up through 2003 Denmark Alzheimer disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine, vertigo mobile communications, analog mobile phone, digital mobile phone, personal
Mortazavi SM et al. 2007 cross-sectional study men, women spring 2005 Iran headache, vertigo/dizziness, myalgia, palpitation, fatigue, tinnitus, difference in concentration, attention disorder, nervousness, and low back pain mobile communications, digital mobile phone, PC/TV monitor, personal
Schreier N et al. 2006 cross-sectional study men, women, ≥ 14 years May - July 2004 Switzerland sleep disorders, headache, concentration difficulties, nervousness, rheumatism/muscle pain, respiratory problems, dizziness mobile communications, digital mobile phone, mobile phone base station, cordless phone, Radio/TV transmitter, microw. oven/heating device, magnetic field, 50/60 Hz, power transmission line, PC/TV monitor, other domestic appliance, residential, personal, also other exposures without EMF
Schüz J et al. 2006 survey men, women October 2003 - March 2005 Germany headache, tiredness, concentration difficulties, increased heart beat, vertigo, impaired vision, loss of appetite, anxiety, and other symptoms, self-classified hypersensitivity, sleep disturbances mobile communications, analog mobile phone, digital mobile phone, mobile phone base station, cordless phone, electric field, magnetic field, 50/60 Hz, power transmission line, electrical substation, 16 2/3 Hz (train), other domestic appliance, residential, personal
Meo SA et al. 2005 survey men, women, 18–46 years not given Saudi-Arabia hearing and vision complaints: impaired hearing, ear ache and/or warmth of the ear; decreased vision and/or blurred vision mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Meo SA et al. 2005 preliminary study men, women, 18–42 years 2002 - 2004 Saudi-Arabia hearing and vision complaints: earache, heating around the ear, decreased hearing, decreased or blurred vision mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Balik HH et al. 2005 survey men, women not given Turkey blurring of vision, redness on the eyes, vision disturbance, secretion of the eyes, inflammation in the eyes and lacrimation of the eyes mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Balikci K et al. 2005 survey men, women not given Turkey headache, dizziness, extreme irritation, shaking in the hands, speaking falteringly, forgetfulness, neuro-psychological discomfort, increase in the carelessness, decrease of the reflex and clicking sound in the ears mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Salama OE et al. 2004 cross-sectional study men, women, 20–60 years not stated Egypt headache, earache, burning sensation of the face, fatigue, concentration difficulty, sleep disturbances mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Al-Khlaiwi T et al. 2004 - men, women, 18–42 years 2002 - 2003 Saudi-Arabia sleep disturbances, fatigue, headache, dizziness, tension mobile communications, mobile phone, personal
Navarro EA et al. 2003 preliminary study men, women, ≥ 15 years January 2001 Spain microwave sickness: fatigue, irritability, headache, nausea, appetite loss, insomnia, depression, discomfort, difficulty in concentration, memory loss, skin alterations, visual + auditory dysfunction, dizziness, gait difficulty, cardiovascular alterations mobile phone base station, GSM, mobile communications, residential
Santini R et al. 2003 survey men, women not given France symptoms of discomfort, sleep disturbances, fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, depressive tendency, concentration difficulties, memory loss, skin problems, visual + hearing disturbances, dizziness, movement diff, cardiovasc. problems, libido lowering mobile phone base station, mobile communications, residential
Santini R et al. 2002 survey men, women not given France general symptoms (headache, concentration difficulties, loss of memory, tiredness, sleep disturbance); symptoms during use (discomfort, burning sensation of the face, pricking sensation on the ear, warmth of the ear) mobile communications, digital mobile phone, GSM, PC/TV monitor, personal
Sandström M et al. 2001 cross-sectional study men, women 1996 Sweden, Norway subjective symptoms: dizziness, discomfort, concentration, memory loss, fatigue, headaches, warmth behind ear, warmth on ear, burning skin, tingling/tightness mobile communications, analog mobile phone, digital mobile phone, GSM, NMT, occupational, personal
Oftedal G et al. 2000 cross-sectional study men, women 1996 Sweden, Norway subjective symptoms: dizziness, feelings of discomfort, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, unusual fatigue, headaches, sensations of warmth behind/ around/ on the ear, burning sensations in the facial skin, tingling/tightness sensations in the facial skin and other symptoms, details of symptom experience (e.g. duration of symptoms, medical consultation and sick leave), conditions under which the symptoms are experienced (e.g. long duration mobile phone calls), measures to reduce the symptoms mobile communications, GSM, NMT, PC/TV monitor, occupational, personal
Hocking B 1998 survey men, women 1996 Australia cranial symptoms, neurological symptoms, atypical symptoms, waist symptoms mobile communications, analog mobile phone, digital mobile phone, personal